UnityPoint Health and the UnityPoint Health – Dubuque Board of Directors have announced Ted Townsend has been appointed interim President and CEO of UnityPoint Health – Dubuque. Townsend will hold a dual role, retaining his responsibilities as President and CEO of UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids. Townsend will begin his dual role on June 1, 2018.
Townsend has been serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer at UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids for the past 16 years. Prior to that, Townsend held a series of leadership positions at Geisinger Health System in Danville, PA, including Senior Vice President and Vice President of Public Affairs.
Townsend is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Michigan University and a Master of Science degree in healthcare administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.